Long Magatama Seed Bead Weaving Patterns (5/6/2013)
http://www.beadinggem.comSat, 23 Jun 2012 11:00:00 GMT
Patriotic jewelry designs are most versatile. Just change the colors and you’ll be able to match whatever nation’s flag colors you fancy. Julie Bean used long Miyuki magatamas to create the Wreath of Independence bracelet. Wreath is a great name for it and also reminds us that with some color changes, it could be a Christmas one too.
http://bluedoorbeads.wordpress.comFri, 27 Jul 2012 23:04:31 GMT
Like its name, this shape is kind of funky, but the slightly oblong teardrop shape creates an amazing clustering effect when the beads are clumped together!
http://goodquillhunting.wordpress.comWed, 11 Apr 2012 04:42:50 GMT
I just finished this piece last night and the tutorial is also ready. I used a mix of plenty of seed beads, Miyuki cube beads, Long Magatamas, 6MM Fire Polish crystals, and Twin Beads. The goal is to use long magatamas.
http://beadsforever2.blogspot.comMon, 30 Apr 2012 17:41:00 GMT
Recently a group of brave beaders were challenged by The Beadsmith company to design jewelry pieces with Long Magatama beads (LMAs for short). These beads are intriguing because of their unique shape and the fact that the hole goes through the bead at a slant.
http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.comThu, 12 Jan 2012 21:43:00 GMT
I decided it would be fun to replace the 8/o seed beads in a Dutch spiral with magatamas. They would look fantastic snuggled into the beadwork, and spiraling around the chain. After some debate, I settled on a palette of brown and gold to contrast the green and blue, and lend some more organic flair to the leafy shapes.
http://smadarstreasure.blogspot.comSun, 04 Sep 2011 22:44:00 GMT
I have finished working on Sparkling Wreath tutorial – a cabochon pendant with crystals and Miyuki long Magatama beads. Playing with the design, I came up with three versions of the pendant (two of them are included in the tutorial available).
On this Karla Kam I will be making a RAW (No Needle Right Angle Weave) Bracelet using the Magatama seed beads. It was brought on by a question of a customer about a past project. I really believe the bead suits the stitch!
Instructional video on how to do St. Petersburg Stitch using Miyuki Delica and Magatama Bead’s. Instructed by Leslie Rogalski, as seen on Beads, Baubles and Jewels.
This video from The Potomac Bead Company shows you some of the different kinds of fringe beads that you can use in beadweaving and seed beading projects. Fringe can be added to nearly any project, and these Miyuki drops, long magatamas, and Czech Rizo beads work well for all types of different pieces of jewelry!